The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earned the top 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star rating is the U.S.’s highest-possible safety rating and is determined only after severe testing procedures, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.
The NHTSA five-star rating for the Fusion Energi comes in addition to the 2013 Fusion being named a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) December 2012. The Top Safety Pick designation is the highest rating the organization (IIHS) has for vehicle safety.
The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid joins the Ford Fusion and the Ford Fusion Hybrid which already received five-star safety ratings